This problem can go back decades, when developers built new homes but never received the streets accepted by the city. Massachusetts contains thousands of private roads and roads; On and along these paths live countless inhabitants of this Commonwealth. We know that derelict fee statutes are used to resolve ownership issues in relation to these private channels. However, the « status only deals with the issue of royalty ownership »; it does not regulate the use, maintenance or other rights and/or obligations in a way that, for the purposes of this blog post, is applicable in the province of the General Facilities Act. Adams v. Planning Bd. of Westwood, 64 Mass. App. Ct. 383, 389 (2005). Supply Housing Policy on the National Highway Department of Transportation, Highway Division, 2013 Contains information on the status of supply towers and other supply structures with respect to roads, federal and regional laws and regulations. The biggest problem arises when there is no private road agreement. Worse still, the idea of getting about 40 landowners to sign an agreement before closing.
Fortunately, there are some possible solutions to this problem: there are entire subdivisions in some cities, all of which are private lanes, with dozens of roads connected. Arlington and Belmont come to me at dawn. For every inhabitant, these are public roads and no inhabitant would care, or even if they were none of the hundreds of houses on these private roads. Often, in this case, the owners don`t even know that their roads are private roads, and they only discover when they want to improve the quality of their street and learn that the neighborhood has to self-assess and hire someone (perhaps the city) to repair the streets. As the abyss of a private road is responsible for maintaining the path, we will usually see private paths with monstrous potholes, a strange drainage of water, huge puddles, a foot of bottom, without sidewalk or made up of several hundred small patches of asphalt: the Abutters do not want to pay to preserve the road. Team I learned that there are thousands of similar roads throughout Massachusetts. I should add this IANAL, and that is how I understand private channels. That`s what we discovered when we met Carol Benham, who has lived on Baron Road in Franklin for 16 years. « It blows in my mind, » she said when we told her that she was living on a path that was not accepted.